Akshra Paimagam, 12, a sixth-grader at Randolph Middle School in Charlotte, attempts to spell “calefy” in round five of the semifinals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., on May 28, 2015. Akshra was eliminated after incorrectly spelling the word.
Akshra Paimagam, 12, a sixth-grader at Randolph Middle School in Charlotte, attempts to spell “calefy” in round five of the semifinals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., on May 28, 2015. Akshra was eliminated after incorrectly spelling the word. Allison Shelley McClatchy
Akshra Paimagam, 12, a sixth-grader at Randolph Middle School in Charlotte, attempts to spell “calefy” in round five of the semifinals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., on May 28, 2015. Akshra was eliminated after incorrectly spelling the word. Allison Shelley McClatchy

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